A drive to Gainesville is much more palatable now that we’ve discovered Chuy’s. As lovers of Mexican food, this place hits the spot.
It’s hard to believe we discovered Chuy’s while over 1000 miles from home, but when the Mexican restaurant we’d carefully selected before a visit to Austin, TX was closed on Sunday, we started aimlessly driving around the city in search of lunch. When we passed Chuy’s, the brightly colored building and full parking lot looked like a fun place to eat.
Greeted with a bowl of chips and salsa we picked up the menu to order and were surprised and more than a little disappointed to find we weren’t in a local restaurant, but in a chain. However, since it was already 2:00, and we were hungry and without any other options, we decided to stay and make the best of it. Glad we did…good food and drinks and a cool, relaxing spot to regroup on a 106º summer afternoon…and as a bonus, we noticed that we could visit Chuy’s only 40 miles from home in Gainesville.
Even a trip to White Springs resulted in a detour to Chuy’s.